Welcome to the Windows Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Page 3 of 6 FirstFirst 123456 LastLast
Results 51 to 75 of 150
Like Tree10Likes
  1. Villain's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    665 Posts
    Global Posts
    864 Global Posts
    #51  
    why does crackberry have more case for the 8X than wpcentral?


    Browse HTC 8X Hard Cases | CrackBerry Canada
  2. morpheus1982's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    204 Posts
       #52  
    Quote Originally Posted by baygacon View Post
    thanks for the photos of the cases, tempted to get the double shot. Morpheus (or anyone else) have you had any success cleaning the black corners yet?
    awaiting delivery of magic eraser stuff. Double shock case should come today tho. Had hide and forget about it for 23 months :-)
    Device: O2 Nokia Lumia 1520
  3. morpheus1982's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    204 Posts
       #53  
    Case just came. Looks and feels great! Shouldn't stain because it has slippery-ish finish.
    Device: O2 Nokia Lumia 1520
  4. ajua's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    242 Posts
    Global Posts
    615 Global Posts
    #54  
    Quote Originally Posted by morpheus1982 View Post
    Case just came. Looks and feels great! Shouldn't stain because it has slippery-ish finish.
    The feel and fit are awesome. Have you seen the Doubleshot in another color? I'm still looking for a black and limelight yellow ;)

    Quote Originally Posted by drfssdf View Post
    Case just came. Looks and feels great!
    Which case did you get?
  5. morpheus1982's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    204 Posts
       #55  
    It the double shot case. The blue one, the only option. Same colour as my phone so perfect for my needs. Strange that there isn't a colour for all options yet.
    Device: O2 Nokia Lumia 1520
  6. baygacon's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    23 Posts
    #56  
    I haven't had any success cleaning my phone yet, it's like the surface has rubbed away rather than it being dirt :(
  7. jontay02's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    32 Posts
    Global Posts
    49 Global Posts
    #57  
    could you take a shot of your cali blue 8x with the casing? does it protect the edges of the 8x? i'm thinking of purchasing one , but cant justify the price since TPU is available and way cheaper than it.

    thanks!
  8. morpheus1982's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    204 Posts
       #58  
    Someone already posted pics of the case higher up. Protects everything apart from the front glass. Feels very nice in a different way, because you know that it shouldnt get dirty. Also, the buttons are slightly harder to press so there isn't the room for accidental presses.

    For me, a case should protect the phone, whilst preserving the reasoning you choose it in the first place...the looks. This case does both.
    Device: O2 Nokia Lumia 1520
  9. jontay02's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    32 Posts
    Global Posts
    49 Global Posts
    #59  
    okay thanks, originally the buttons on the 8x were flushed ( some reviewers complained that it was hard to press the power button ,volume buttons and camera buttons as well). with the case on, has this problem been resolved? i mean, the buttons on the case would give it a more easier access to it right?
  10. morpheus1982's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    204 Posts
       #60  
    I found the opposite with the volume and camera buttons. With the case, i find the pressure required to press the buttons akin to the hd7, i.e. Firm enough to avoid accidental activation. Regarding the power button, I hold with one hand, and with other hand place thumb on button of phone for support, then use index to press it. Therefore never an issue for me.
    Last edited by morpheus1982; 11-25-2012 at 10:59 AM. Reason: Added clarification
    Device: O2 Nokia Lumia 1520
    Thanked by:
  11. -Scienide-'s Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    124 Posts
    Global Posts
    156 Global Posts
    #61  
    I just wanted to say that I've had my HTC 8X in that Bluey purple colour for 23 days and its been in an out of my jeans pocket every day. Its been handled by a 4 year old with grubby hands. Its been on carpet, tables, work benches at work where I have black hands all day and its spotless.

    I have no idea why yours are streaking and turning black. Its really odd.
    - Dubstep, Reggae, Drum & Bass, Hip-Hop, Electronic, Breaks, Ska & more.
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Ditched my iPhone 4S for the HTC 8X... No regrets!
  12. morpheus1982's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    204 Posts
       #62  
    Quote Originally Posted by -Scienide- View Post
    I just wanted to say that I've had my HTC 8X in that Bluey purple colour for 23 days and its been in an out of my jeans pocket every day. Its been handled by a 4 year old with grubby hands. Its been on carpet, tables, work benches at work where I have black hands all day and its spotless.

    I have no idea why yours are streaking and turning black. Its really odd.
    Thanks for your input. Making me jealous :( LOL

    What can I say? Stumped...
    Device: O2 Nokia Lumia 1520
  13. tomatoes11's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    249 Posts
    #63  
    Quote Originally Posted by -Scienide- View Post
    I just wanted to say that I've had my HTC 8X in that Bluey purple colour for 23 days and its been in an out of my jeans pocket every day. Its been handled by a 4 year old with grubby hands. Its been on carpet, tables, work benches at work where I have black hands all day and its spotless.

    I have no idea why yours are streaking and turning black. Its really odd.
    Water. The great mild solvent and the key to most chemical processes in the human ecosystem. My guess is that they just leave it in their jeans pocket or jacket pocket long enough that their pockets get a little damp from say walking to work on a rainy day or standing outside and smoking or something.

    That would definitely do it. Wet pockets.
  14. morpheus1982's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    204 Posts
       #64  
    Quote Originally Posted by tomatoes11 View Post
    Water. The great mild solvent and the key to most chemical processes in the human ecosystem. My guess is that they just leave it in their jeans pocket or jacket pocket long enough that their pockets get a little damp from say walking to work on a rainy day or standing outside and smoking or something.

    That would definitely do it. Wet pockets.
    You could be right. Weather has been crap given the time of year in UK. Either way, if i cannot clean with magic eraser stuff, the phone with remain shrink-wrapped in the double shock case until October 2014. :-)
    Device: O2 Nokia Lumia 1520
  15. -Scienide-'s Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    124 Posts
    Global Posts
    156 Global Posts
    #65  
    Quote Originally Posted by tomatoes11 View Post
    Water. The great mild solvent and the key to most chemical processes in the human ecosystem. My guess is that they just leave it in their jeans pocket or jacket pocket long enough that their pockets get a little damp from say walking to work on a rainy day or standing outside and smoking or something.

    That would definitely do it. Wet pockets.
    Quote Originally Posted by morpheus1982 View Post
    You could be right. Weather has been crap given the time of year in UK. Either way, if i cannot clean with magic eraser stuff, the phone with remain shrink-wrapped in the double shock case until October 2014. :-)
    Although I agree that water is the obvious culprit I can sort of dismiss that as well. Firstly, I'm in the UK as well and the weather has been shocking. Raining heavy for over a week now. Secondly, I'm a forklift driver in a warehouse. I drive the forklifts indoors and outdoors. I get soaked. My phone is in my wet denim pocket and still no staining, no black corners. Nothing. Its really odd.

    The only thing I can suggest is that there are differences between certain batches on the production line. Or that maybe there are several factories making the phones and some have different techniques. I'm clutching at straws here but mine is honestly looking the same as the day I got it. If it ever picks up any dirt from my hand it always just rubs off again. Never stains. Not like those photos in the first post. That looks awful.

    I don't use a case by the way. Just to be clear.
    - Dubstep, Reggae, Drum & Bass, Hip-Hop, Electronic, Breaks, Ska & more.
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Ditched my iPhone 4S for the HTC 8X... No regrets!
  16. -Scienide-'s Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    124 Posts
    Global Posts
    156 Global Posts
    #66  
    These are not great photos but I thought I'd show you anyway. Its a bit dark here so I had to use the flash and they haven't come out very well. You get the idea though. No black corners or marks. Nothing. In the top down photo you can see what looks like a bit of a scratch or mark on the back of the phone but it isn't. Just rubbed it off. Its my kids sticky hands leaving marks lol.

    sam_1179.jpgsam_1180.jpgsam_1181.jpgsam_1182.jpgsam_1183.jpgsam_1184.jpg
    - Dubstep, Reggae, Drum & Bass, Hip-Hop, Electronic, Breaks, Ska & more.
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Ditched my iPhone 4S for the HTC 8X... No regrets!
  17. morpheus1982's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    204 Posts
       #67  
    Damn that's a good looking phone lol.
    Device: O2 Nokia Lumia 1520
    Thanked by:
    -Scienide- likes this.
  18. -Scienide-'s Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    124 Posts
    Global Posts
    156 Global Posts
    #68  
    Not bad considering the abuse I've put it through lol
    - Dubstep, Reggae, Drum & Bass, Hip-Hop, Electronic, Breaks, Ska & more.
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Ditched my iPhone 4S for the HTC 8X... No regrets!
  19. baygacon's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    23 Posts
    #69  
    I wish my phone looked that good :(
    Thanked by:
    -Scienide- likes this.
  20. Darren Powell2's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    3 Posts
    #70  
    To chip in:

    My blue 8x has also developed 'black corner' syndrome despite being well looked after, and gentle handled. I have had it for 16 days. All attempts to clean it with a mild detergent have been futile.

    I just rang HTC support and when i mentioned the staining plus the random reboots they said take it back to the shop for a replacement with no fuss. I tried to push for more information, e..g is the discoloration limited to specific batches, there was no comment. When i asked about plans to fix/address the widely reported reboots, i was told that a Microsoft update should be available, but an update check on my phone reveals nothing new.

    I am really tied on what to do. I really like the 8X, but this experience has tainted it for me, plus i miss certain Nokia exclusive apps from my WP7 phone. However the Nokia 920 is too big /heavy, and the 820 is hampered by a low resolution screen and i don;t think the main camera is as good as the 8x.

    Any thoughts?
  21. -Scienide-'s Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    124 Posts
    Global Posts
    156 Global Posts
    #71  
    Exchange it for another 8X, see how you go. If the same thing happens again then get rid. It can't hurt to try one more can it?
    - Dubstep, Reggae, Drum & Bass, Hip-Hop, Electronic, Breaks, Ska & more.
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Ditched my iPhone 4S for the HTC 8X... No regrets!
  22. morpheus1982's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    204 Posts
       #72  
    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Powell2 View Post
    To chip in:

    My blue 8x has also developed 'black corner' syndrome despite being well looked after, and gentle handled. I have had it for 16 days. All attempts to clean it with a mild detergent have been futile.

    I just rang HTC support and when i mentioned the staining plus the random reboots they said take it back to the shop for a replacement with no fuss. I tried to push for more information, e..g is the discoloration limited to specific batches, there was no comment. When i asked about plans to fix/address the widely reported reboots, i was told that a Microsoft update should be available, but an update check on my phone reveals nothing new.

    I am really tied on what to do. I really like the 8X, but this experience has tainted it for me, plus i miss certain Nokia exclusive apps from my WP7 phone. However the Nokia 920 is too big /heavy, and the 820 is hampered by a low resolution screen and i don;t think the main camera is as good as the 8x.

    Any thoughts?
    Regarding the rebooting issue, for me it is very intermittent. I can go days without a problem, then a day of a few reboots. As long as the issue remains that "minor", I can wait for the update.

    Concerning the subject of this thread, I have a double shock case which looks great. However, before ordering the case, I ordered this: 10 MagiSponge Magic Eraser. Removes tough stains & marks, smudge with just water. Certified Quality.: Amazon.co.uk: Kitchen & Home. When go home, I will try and clean the phone. If it doesn't work, I will not cry about it, as the case will be staying on. If it does work, then perhaps I wasted money buying a case.

    Either way I will report back.

    About Nokia and the exclusive apps, I never had a Nokia, so not missing anything. Well, apart from Turn-by-turn. Truth be told, I say that I am missing turn-by-turn, but I wont need to use it for a long while. Normally I only need turn-by-turn when going on long family trips. Before HTC Locations was updated for WP7, Google Maps on my wife's Android device served us well.

    P.S. What country are you located, and when did you receive your phone?
    Device: O2 Nokia Lumia 1520
  23. Darren Powell2's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    3 Posts
    #73  
    Hi
    Firstly thanks for the responses!

    I bought my 8x in the UK on the 16th Nov, so one of the first batches i guess. My phone has never rebooted whilst i have been using it, luckily, and only first become aware when it buzzed one time when in my back pocket and i found it was rebooting. I have since wondered how many times a day does it do this without me realizing. The odd occasional reboot does not concern me that much as i appreciate that every new platform will have some teething problems.

    I think i will exchange it for another 8X. My preference would be another blue, but i may end up playing safe and buying a black. Either way i would definitely not buy a light colour model such as the yellow. I am no longer sure what the long term durability of the soft touch coating will be like, even if i got an 'affected' blue replacement that did not go black within 2 weeks. Although i am impressed at how could a fit the official case is, it still feels wrong to cover such a sexy phone in plastic! It will be interesting to see how your magic eraser works, morpheus.

    Are there any other HTC products on the market that use this soft touch coating and how durable they have been?

    Finally, the Nokia Apps i miss are Drive and Music, and have been using other WP7 apps as a stopgap. Regardless of any specific apps it is Nokia's commitment to the platform that makes want to me buy another Nokia device. Their ongoing support for the older WP7 devices is exemplary, and it concerns me that we have not heard anything from HTC about how they plan to take the 8X and the platform forwards in the future. They have burnt enough android users with their poor show on os updates, and i hope the same does not happen to their WP8 users.

    Cheers
  24. morpheus1982's Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    204 Posts
       #74  
    It got mine on the 5th November.

    For the benefit of all. The cleaning product I purchased didn't work, and i am not sure why anyone would use it as is basically a flakey sponge, that cleans nothing.

    Anyway, this topic is closed to me. I will continuing enjoy my device in the case, out of the case...it doesn't matter.

    Thanks for all your input, see you elsewhere in the forum.
    Last edited by morpheus1982; 11-27-2012 at 04:09 AM.
    Device: O2 Nokia Lumia 1520
  25. -Scienide-'s Avatar
    Member

    Posts
    124 Posts
    Global Posts
    156 Global Posts
    #75  
    I got mine on the 2nd November? I demand a prize! hehe, only messing.. about the prize anyway!
    - Dubstep, Reggae, Drum & Bass, Hip-Hop, Electronic, Breaks, Ska & more.
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Ditched my iPhone 4S for the HTC 8X... No regrets!
Page 3 of 6 FirstFirst 123456 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Windows Phone gets new marketing and advertising.
    By RiseAgainst94 in forum Windows Phone 7
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-20-2012, 12:27 PM
  2. Windows Phone getting no love from Rovio
    By simonnyc in forum Windows Phone Games
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 03-13-2012, 04:35 PM
  3. Windows Phones Getting Traction?
    By alaskanjackson in forum Windows Phone 7
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-02-2012, 02:12 PM
  4. Windows phones getting some love.
    By mykllee in forum Windows Phone 7
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 12-23-2011, 07:54 PM
  5. Looks like our HD7S phones get mango tomorrow
    By baseballbert in forum HTC HD 7 / 7s
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-12-2011, 06:35 PM

Posting Permissions